Mormon Battalion Monument (Salt Lake City, Utah)
Subject Source: Library of Congress Subject Headings
Found in 3 Collections and/or Records:
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197230306059]
Identifier: MSS SC 838
Scope and Contents The collection consists of two biographies and miscellaneous photocopied papers that support the author's research. One biography is entitled "David Robert Roberts: the Father of Utah Good Roads." It is 25 pages of photocopied typescript and was written for the Utah 1976 Bicentennial Biography competition sponsored by the Salt Lake Tribune and the Utah State Historical Society. Roberts was a Utah politician who, as a Utah state legislator, pushed for improving roads in the state....
File — Folder 1: [Barcode: 31197232490232]
Identifier: MSS 627
Scope and Contents Typewritten draft with handwritten corrections, 73 pages in length. Also included are 9 pages of handwritten research notes. The article was originally published in "A Century of Mormon Activities in California" vol. 1, edited by Leo J. Muir. Roberts relates the background and history of the "Mormon Battalion" in the war with Mexico (1846-1848), including its activities in California, and tells about the monuments and markers that have been built to honor the members of that unit.
Dates: approximately 1950